Written on: 07/04/2010
mmm, ben elton seems to place a lot of stock in todays society. he kept refering to the 'good old times' forgetting all the war, poverty, sexual abuse, lack of purpose, sickness, consumerism etc that exists in todays scientific and materialistic world. so i found it hard to enjoy because it's todays world that will bring us to this world of 'more' in the future. Also there was no was to understand how the world had evolved to this path of 'faith'. both materialism and spiritualism will... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009
I have always love Ben Elton's style of story telling and the stories he writes are for me always original, thought provoking and enjoyable. I could not put Blind Faith down until I had finished the last page (alot of missed sleep) The book was entertaining and surprising in it's effect.
Can't wait to read his next book (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2008 by bitstobuy (3 reviews written)
I take the point that other reviewers say that you need to stick with it, but there are too many other books out there to read and life is too short. Other readers might find that it is worth it if you persevere to the end. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008 by miles84 (1 review written)
Like another reviewer I noticed, I was quite ready to do away will the book about half way. Elton had gone over the same ground lots of times e.g. 'remember that thing that you sometimes do in your daily life? well it's ten times more extreme in the future.'
Then things really got going, I was literately shocked, could have had whiplash from the book at one point. And I really cared for the characters through the book. I got happy, upset, very angry at times.
My only personal problem with... (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2008 by pauloclark (1 review written)
A fantastic read. Elton grabs a sheaf of current issues, moves forward in time, drapes it all over Orwell's 1984 but (just) comes out with a positive at the end.
Written on: 21/07/2008
Blind Faith, was the best novel i've ever read, closely followed by Past Mortem, but this one was fascinating and explored the issues which are very important, not only in the future, but today as well. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2008
A fantastic book, frigthening in its possibilities for the future. Elton writes with such a discriptive manner you cannot help but form vivid pictures in your mind....that stay with you. My all time favorite book and a story that stays with you in everyday life. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008 by readdict (1 review written)
An amusing read but a ghastly preview of how the mores of today could become the culture of the future, (or lack of culture) The very thin line which already exists between sexual freedom and sexual aggression becoming even thinner and the absolute disappearance of courtesy and consideration give us a horribly credible look at the future. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2008
This seemed to me to project reality shows rather than the real world into the future. It was never funnym, sometimes darkly satirical. Little subtlety done but with a heavy hand. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008 by pf1980 (1 review written)
Anyone who is sceptical of this vain, sad country we live in will find great pleasure reading this.
Blind Faith is another masterpiece from the best topical commentator around. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2008
I really enjoyed the Ben Elton, Blind Faith book, it opens your eyes to what could happen or maybe even starting to happen in todays society. If you like 1984 by George Orwell you will see lots of similarities. The story kept your interest all the way through and I found I just had to keep reading, the characters were very strong and I felt as if I knew them. The characters names added some light relief to the story
The book had lots of twists in the plot and it left you feeling sad at the... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2008 by kate spink (1 review written)
i really enjoyed Blind Faith with all its twists and turns. i loved the ending because it left me feeling disturbed but satisfied. i have read several Elton books and while i wouldn't say it was his best it certainly wasn't his worst. i would recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2008
I'm not even half way through this book and wondering whether I can be bothered to finish it. Half hearted attempt at recreating George Orwells 1984 and fails miserably. Not funny at all, so far very disappointing, I'll write another review if I ever finish it. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2007
Just finished Blind Faith by Ben Elton. Wonderful! A caricature of modern life, tawdry and dross, with its reality T.V., chat shows, technology, and inconsequential web sites, as opposed to refinement, culture knowledge and manners, which are rapidly being chucked out the window. It's great to realize that other people are thinking the same as you. Ben Elton is a great writer. (read more)
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